Francesco Guerrera, the Money & Investing editor at The Wall Street Journal, sent out the following staff news on Wednesday evening:
We are delighted to announce that Sharon Terlep will be joining Money & Investing, teaming with Anupreeta Das as our M&A reporting duo. Currently the Journal’s General Motors reporter, Sharon is an excellent storyteller who has distinguished the Journal with scoops and leders about the travails and sometime-triumphs of the U.S. auto industry. She joins an esteemed list of Detroit Journal alums who have and are making their mark on the Journal’s deals team.
Sharon grew up around the Detroit area and received a journalism degree from Michigan State University. After starting her career at the Lansing State Journal covering higher education, she moved to the Detroit News in 2005 to cover health care and, later, GM. Sharon joined the Dow Jones Newswires in 2008 to cover GM and began covering the beat for the Journal’s combined bureau in 2010. Over that time, she’s reported on GM’s bankruptcy and IPO, its restructuring upheaval that saw four CEOs in 18 months and, most recently, the auto maker’s decision to quit paying for ads on Facebook.
M&A is a crucial franchise for our organization and a beat where we have consistently excelled, providing our readers with invaluable scoops and analysis amid fierce competition from all quarters. We look forward to Sharon joining the M&A team, headed by Jamie Heller, this summer.
Sadly, we will also be bidding farewell to Gina Chon, another Detroit alum who in 2010 thought she was dipping into M&I for a one-year hiatus from foreign correspondent work. Instead, she was tapped for the M&A beat and has spent two-plus years dominating the deals world along with her partner-in-crime Preeta. Now, Gina is leaving M&I for new adventures in the Middle East. We will miss her and wish her the very best.